One man's conceptual vision can become another man's construction challenge. Chicago-based landscape contractor, Walsh Landscape Construction was given the opportunity recently to partner with Chicago-based John Buck Company and Peter Walker and Partners, Berkley, California, distinguished landscape architectural consultants, on a recent beautifcation project in downtown Chicago at the new One North Wacker Drive, an award-winning building designed by Lohan, Caprile, Goettsch Architects. Walsh Landscape was both honored and challenged by the opportunity.
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2014 Soyabean Trial - Case Study
Results of studies carried out under growth room conditions indicated that Hibrix soil amendment can provide significant increases in the growth of wheat, soybean and canola.?In the summer of 2013, a field trial was conducted using soybeans as the indicator crop to test the effectiveness of Hibrix soil amendment for increasing plant growth and productivity under field conditions. The trial was laid out in a randomized block design with 4 replicates. Plots were planted in 7 rows on 50 cm row spacing to a length of...
San Diego - Hydrolysis remediation of TCA/TCE in soil and groundwater - Case Study
Hydrolysis remediation using ERHProject SummaryTRS Group, Inc. designed and implemented an electrical resistance heating (ERH) system to reduce concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) in soil and groundwater at a site in San Diego, California, Chlorinated solvents including 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) and trichloroethene (TCE) had impacted the soil and groundwater beneath the site. The clean-up objective for the remediation was to reduce CVOC concentrations in soil and groundwater in the...
Not Such a Nutty Idea
It’s an unconventional question: What do you get when you mix coconut husk fibers and recycled plastics? The answer: A sustainable material that can reduce petroleum consumption and carbon emissions while boosting economic development. Researchers with Essentium Materials in College Station, Texas, are making everything from vehicle trunk liners to wall planters out of coconut husk fibers, long considered an agricultural waste in the production of coconut milk and oil. Elisa Teipel came up with the idea as...
Conservation: It’s the right thing to do
A fable of six blind men and an elephant originated centuries ago somewhere on the Indian continent. In it the blind men try to identify an elephant by touching only one part. According to the fable each man came to a different conclusion as to what the elephant was. The parable illustrates that though opinions may vary, there’s some truth to be found in all of them. That’s the way it is for conservation too. Farmers conserve resources for different reasons. Some of us do it to save money or because...
Precautions before operating the paddy transplanter
A rice transplanter is a specialized transplanter widely used to plant rice seedlings in the paddy field. The machine can both improve the efficiency and quality of rice transplanting. However some questions are claimed by the clients when using the paddy transplanter and we found that most of the problems are caused by the unproper use of the rice planter machine. In the following, we will give you some suggestions on how to use and maintain the paddy planter to avoid these questions on using rice transplanter.Pre...